A news-y post today, readers! First, I’m teaming up with Make Workshop on the Lower East Side in Manhattan to teach a Portrait Blouse class. This is the super simple scoop-neck top from my book, and it’s become one of the most popular. In two 2.5-hour sessions, you’ll learn how to do a side lapped zipper on a top, a perfect narrow hem, and impeccably sewn facings. The skill level can range from advanced beginner (using an easy-to-sew cotton fabric) to advanced (sew it up in charmeuse or in lace). We’ll go over fitting issues to start with.
The sessions are Wednesday, July 10th and Wednesday, July 17th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Read more info and sign up here.
Secondly, more bow fabric!!! I managed to get more of the ever-popular Ascher Bow Print poplin fabric in this fabulous coral-pink color. The color is just gorgeous; I don't think a computer screen can really do it justice.
Thirdly, I cut out my Jiffy shift dress last night! Bring on the go-go boots and hoop earrings.
An astute commenter pointed out that there is some subtle bust shaping in the center front seam, so cutting it on the fold would change the fit. So I kept the seam; wish me luck matching up those plaids.